Six decades and no sign of slowing down for city worker
IT WAS as a 15-year-old that Bev Bremser, feeling a little overwhelmed, ascended the three flights of stairs at 369 Ruthven St for her first day on the job at T.H. Ludgate.
This month, she celebrates 60 years working for the same accounting firm - now known as Viden.
"It's just amazing how the days have just gone. I feel as though it's not even 30 years," she said.
"I started off as a message girl for about a year or so and then the receptionist left so I was offered the receptionist job, which I had for about 25 years."
These days she prepares hundreds of tax returns each year, and isn't slowing down.
When asked whether she plans to retire any time soon, her response is simple: "I hope not."
In some cases, Mrs Bremser has worked with three generations of clients, and she said it's working with people that she most enjoys.
"I really enjoy what I do. I wouldn't be here if I didn't enjoy it," she said.
"I think it's just the fact that I keep active that I can keep working. I love tennis and I try to play a couple of times a week, and I listen to the footy on a Friday night and also on the weekend."
Mrs Bremser's colleagues threw her a party to celebrate her six decades of work last night.
Viden senior client director Anthony McAleer said it was a privilege to work with Mrs Bremser.